Narrowing it down: top five events on campus this week – 12/5/11

Despite the persistence of fall and the cautious approach of winter, the heat in the library seems to think it is about thirty degrees colder than it is.  Or maybe it’s just the increased density of bodies.  Either way, this is the week for end-of-year performances and here are a couple to choose from.

Week of December 4-10

Wall to Wall Chamber Music — Monday, December 6 @ 6pm, Reisinger
A handful of SLC musicians are taking the stage to showcase the work they have been doing this semester.  (This is partly shameless self-promotion — my chamber group is playing the first two movements of Shostakovich’s String Quartet Number Eight).  There will be quite a range, from Mozart to the aforementioned disillusioned-Russian.

17 Semi-Annual Science and Mathematics Poster Session — Wednesday, December 8 @ 6pm, Sports Center
Well, this isn’t quite the same order of performance, but certainly has an air of culmination.  Whoever downplays sciences and math at Sarah Lawrence will soon be set straight after checking out the impressive student work on display.

African Classics: SUPERferendji — Thursday, December 9 @ 9pm, Marshall Field, Room 1
Music from Ethiopia, the Congo, and Guinea.  Directed by Toby King and Andy Algire.  A different side of the SLC Music Department.

Sverginata — Thursday (12/8), Friday (12/9), and Saturday (12/10) @ 7pm, Canon Theater
Written by Erin Breznitsky, Sverginata tells the story of painter Artemisa Gentileschi. A student of Caravaggio and daughter of Orazio Gentileschi, she was raped by her father’s partner. The play, directed by Tamara Winters tells the story of how she navigates family and society.

Winter Dance Concert — Bessie Schonberg Dance Theater; multiple times and programs
Program A: Friday, December 9 @ 7:30pm; Sunday, December 11 @ 2pm
Program B: Saturday, December 10 @ 7:30pm; Sunday, December 11 @ 7pm
End your week of experiencing Sarah Lawrence talent with dance. There are two sets of shows (A and B), make your way to one or both of these exciting student-choreographed performances.


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Nina Sparling (Editor, “What’s Up”) is a bi-coastal aspiring bread baker frustrated with the current food system. Originally from Berkeley, she moved to New York, complaining most of the way, until she found the Met and figured out the subway (but still has serious envy for Bay Area vegetables). Currently a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence, Nina studies languages, political ecology, and geography and tries to figure out how they all relate.

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